Thursday, June 9, 2016

Exciting News!

 

In my last post, I mentioned that I had some exciting news to share (some crazy/exciting/terrifying/insane/unbelievable news, to be exact). I told people to try to guess what the surprise was, and most of the suggestions were either 1. a new blog design, or 2., a giveaway. To my (un)surprise, no one got it right... haha, the news is super crazy, so I totally understand why everyone got it wrong. ;)
 
The news is... we're moving to Oahu, Hawaii! I can't even believe it. We're going sometime around late December THIS year. Yep, in 6 months I'll be on my way to Oahu! I have been praying for a while that God will open doors for my family and I... but this is unbelievable! I was totally expecting Him to give me the opportunity to go on a mission trip in a couple years, but instead, He choose to give us the opportunity to go to a little island in the Pacific Ocean! For a while, I seriously thought getting to go on a mission trip would be the best thing that ever happened to me, and it was the only way He could use me. But instead, He took my dreams and made them a whole. lot. better.
 
Some info about Oahu below... (photos below don't belong to me)
 
 
 
Guys, this island is small. Just to give you an idea how small it is, imagine this: you can drive around the whole island in just 4 hours.
 
 
 
Our friends and family have been so supportive, it's incredible. On Sunday (the same day I wrote my last post), we told everyone at church our "bombshell announcement" (as my dad calls it). They were all so happy for us. A couple from church even wants to come visit us!! We have about 18 family members who want to visit us in Oahu, so life should be very busy there! :)
 
So, there was my crazy/exciting/terrifying/insane/unbelievable announcement! I hope it didn't disappoint. ;) I will be blogging this entire journey, from moving, going on the airplane/s, getting there, unpacking, life in Oahu, body boarding, learning how to surf, going snorkeling, and more!
 
Join me on this journey, will you?

24 comments:

  1. GAHHH ABI THAT'S AMAZING!!!!!! I honestly never would've guessed that, I'm so excited for you! :D That seriously is crazy and unbelievable! :D

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  2. (Just a person who found your blog and followed because it looked cool)

    Congratulations! Oahu looks gorgeous! Sounds like it's going to be amazing for your family!

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    1. Thanks! Oh yes, it is stunning! God has given us such an amazing opportunity!

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  3. WOW! THat really is big news! I actually had a secret hunch that you were moving, but I didn't mention it. ;)
    I hope everything goes well for you!!!

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  4. Thats so cool!!!! I have always wanted to visit Hawaii! AWESOME!!!

    http://thecountrygurl.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! Oh, you should totally go!! This is my first time going, so I'm pretty excited. :)

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  5. ERMEGERDNEESSSS
    Isn't that just AMAZING how the Lord was able to do that?? :)
    I hope everything will go well in the preparation.
    ~ Suzy

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    1. I know! Yes, all you have to do is trust an unknown future to a knowing God, and He will put things in your life that are far greater than you could ever imagine!

      Thank you! Preparation has been going super well. :)

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  6. Yay you!! We're hopefully moving to Hawaii in a year or two as well! :) You'll definitely have to blog about your big move! :)
    ~Katie@ sparklyambitions.blogspot.com

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    1. Really? That's awesome!! Don't worry, I definitely will!

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  7. Wow!! Thats awesome! I've never been to Hawaii, but I've always wanted to go :D
    ~Lilah

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    1. Thank you!!! Oh, you should totally plan a trip there! I've never been there before, too, but I can't wait to go!!

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  8. That is soooo awesome!! Congratulations!!! :D

    ~Lydia~ <3

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    1. Thank you!! I am so appreciative of your support :)

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  9. That's so awesome! I'm excited to see what will be happening! :)

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    1. I know! I'm excited to see what plans God has for us in Hawaii! <3

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  10. *GASP* OMW HOW STINKING COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can I come visit you for say....3 billion years?! xD YOU HAVE TO CONTINUE BLOGGING. LIKE RIGHT?! AAACCCKKKK can't wait for photos. :D :D

    BTW, this so wasn't what I thought your surprise was gonna be...

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  11. WOW!! That is crazy!! I'm sure you have many mixed feelings, but I hope and pray that all will go smoothly and be an amazing, wonderful, and growing experience. What a shocker! Are you moving there just because?

    Blessings,
    Jewels :) :)
    www.myjoyfuljourneywithjesus.blogspot.com

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  12. Oh, and great first picture, too! Did you take that one?

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  13. That's exciting, oh my gosh! I've never been to Hawaii (even though I'm one of the closest states towards it)! Also, I don't know if it's the same, but where I live, we call the continous 48 states (you known the one's that are all close together) the Lower 48, because we're more up north. People I know have said that's what they say in Hawaii, but I wouldn't know for certain! I'm super excited to see what adventures lay there for you and your family!

    xoxo Morning

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  14. The pictures are nice and I think you will love it there!

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  15. Oh my gosh!!!!!!!!!! THAT IS AMAZING!!!!

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